Cracking Shins

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Corrupt hearts and cracking shins,
elicit all that is bad in us,
it surfaces in the night
when death’s courtiers
seek vengeance and atonement.

Spectres ravage putrid night air,
harbouring grim justice,
scabbed nostrils flare
at their own grumbling, aches and groans,
their bickering and jabbering
among bleary headstones
where slyly they plot and gleefully
they scheme
to repay their murderers
and savour their screams.
In freezing cold they’ve been pacing
these long ago hours,
stomping for warmth already dead flowers
as the rounded silver
of the moon’s howl dies down,
they shiver together their collective frowns;
the enticing warm soil, laid out below,
beckons ever so nicely
to the greying ghouls aglow;
‘On reflection, vengeance is overstated, silly –
do we really want justice –
on this night so damn chilly?’

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Calling All Creative Minds/Poets to a poetic collaboration – “When Dreams Fade Away”

Come and join in this dreamy collaboration and a chance to have your voice heard at Neha’s… revive those faded dreams.

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Hello Everyone,

A thought of another collaboration has been on my mind for a while. It is not intended to be as intense as the “PoetsForPeace” Collaboration but more so like my previous collaboration, “Writing Letters by The Moon Light“.  I hope you all let your hearts speak as you join in this effort.  Please add all your poems in the comment section!  I will add all contributions in the order they come in different colors and for this time I will list the contributor directly below the contribution. All are welcome as long as you keep it clean and are not hateful or disrespectful towards anyone else ( which I don’t foresee happening with this topic; however, the decision to add will be at my discretion). I will try to update the collaboration once a week and it will be open…

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Before the Flood Documentary

We need voices, eyes, ears, action!

Tune in for a special broadcast of NRDC Trustee and Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio’s new documentary, Before the Flood, on the National Geographic Channel on October 30 at 9 p.m. EDT. Directed by Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens, the film takes us on a tour of the warming world through DiCaprio’s journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling across five continents — from a smoldering Sumatran rainforest to the Alberta tar sands — to witness climate change firsthand.

Great Canadian Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta, Canada, where Suncor Energy produces 350,000 gallons of synthetic crude oil through a process that emits greenhouse gases and wreaks havoc on local ecosystems. Great Canadian Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta, Canada, where Suncor Energy produces 350,000 gallons of synthetic crude oil through a process that emits greenhouse gases and wreaks havoc on local ecosystems.

This film includes dramatic footage of the impacts of climate change, and the voices of a range of people on the front lines of the fight to solve this problem — including Alvin Lin from NRDC’s Beijing…

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